Monday, November 23, 2009
Giving Away God's Gifts
(While raking leaves)
M: Mom, here's a beautiful leaf for you. I know you say that when God gives you a beautiful gift, it's good to give it away. I found this pretty leaf, but I'm giving it to you. Isn't that good?
TM: Yes, Maia, that's great. And it is a beautiful leaf.
M: See, I'm not like that girl at the park yesterday.
TM: Which girl? The one named Zinia? Why?
M: Yes, Zinia. She found a beautiful green hair rubberband at the park. I kept telling her that she should give it to me because God wants you to give gifts away, but she didn't want to give it to me. After I explained to her a few times, I finally convinced her that the good thing was to give it to me. That's how I got to take it home from the park.
TM: Perhaps we need to have a more extensive conversation about giving away God's gifts... it's not something you say to try to get someone to give something to you...
M: But I REALLY wanted it!